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Noto Suoneto

Noto Suoneto

Thomas Noto Suoneto is a foreign policy analyst and host of Foreign Policy Talks Podcast.

Thomas Noto Suoneto is a foreign policy analyst and host of Foreign Policy Talks Podcast. His area of interest is on East Asian Affairs, International Political Economy, Indonesia’s Foreign Policy and Indonesia’s relationships with major powers. He is now involved in Indonesian Youth Diplomacy (IYD) to prepare for the G20 (Y20) Summit in 2022. He was the Director for Special Projects and Institutional Relations at Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI), responsible for managing the cooperation with foreign embassies, international organisations and research institutions. He was also part of the Asian Scholars and Experts Delegation to North Korea in 2018, Indonesia-Korea Young Leaders Dialogue in 2019, the ASEAN-China Youth Summit in 2021 and many others. Just recently, he led the first-ever Birmingham Asia Forum (BAF) with the support of Asia Research Group and Indonesia-Korea New Southern Policy Young Professionals Lab program under the supervision of Korea Foundation based in Seoul. Noto was also the Secretary of China Policy Group during his time at FPCI.

Noto holds a Master Degree in International Political Economy at the University of Birmingham under the Chevening Scholarship and a Bachelor Degree of International Relations at Binus University. He is currently based in the United Kingdom. Follow his podcast channel @foreignpolicytalks on Instagram.

Posts by Noto Suoneto
January 09, 2024

Where Does Anies Baswedan Stand on Indonesia’s Foreign Policy?

By Noto Suoneto
Of the three Indonesian presidential candidates, the former Jakarta governor has promised the largest break with President Joko Widodo's approach.

November 30, 2023

Where Does Indonesia’s Prabowo Subianto Stand on Foreign Policy?

By Noto Suoneto
The defense minister would likely follow the broad approach of President Joko Widodo, but with a heavier emphasis on defense.
November 20, 2023

Where Does Ganjar Pranowo Stand on Indonesia’s Foreign Policy?

By Noto Suoneto
The PDI-P candidate has laid out a platform that suggests a good deal of continuity with the approach of President Joko Widodo.

April 12, 2022

The Challenges Facing Indonesia’s G20 Presidency

By Noto Suoneto and Hugh Harsono
The war in Ukraine is only one of the obstacles facing President Joko Widodo's administration.

February 16, 2022

A New Era of US-Indonesia Relations?

By Noto Suoneto and Hugh Harsono
Under President Joe Biden, relations between Indonesia and the United States have proceeded apace.

December 31, 2021

Indonesian Foreign Policy in 2021: The Year in Review

By Noto Suoneto
From Myanmar to the Natuna Islands, Jakarta's foreign policymakers had their hands full this year.
December 10, 2021

How Prabowo Subianto Has Helped Shape Indonesia’s Foreign Policy

By Noto Suoneto
The Indonesian Defense Minister is exercising a growing influence on his country's foreign orientation.

November 23, 2021

Indonesia’s Participation at COP26

By Noto Suoneto and Gracia Paramitha
From deforestation to coal use, Indonesia was in the spotlight during the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow.

November 17, 2021

Indonesia’s Participation at the 2021 G-20 Summit: Key Takeaways

By Noto Suoneto
Indonesia took over the leadership of the G-20, so its agenda for the multilateral group becomes even more important in 2022.

October 14, 2021

Indonesia’s Climate Commitments Ahead of the COP-26 Summit

By Noto Suoneto
The upcoming climate summit offers President Joko Widodo an opportunity to realize his vision of Indonesia as a “bridge builder” and global problem solver.

September 27, 2021

How Does Jokowi See Indonesia in the Post-Pandemic World?

By Noto Suoneto
There are signs that the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the Indonesian president's view of his country's international role.
August 11, 2021

Why Indonesia Underachieves at the Olympic Games

By Noto Suoneto
Given its population, Indonesia should perform better. Here’s what's holding it back.

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